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‘Can You Apply Scalp Oil After Using Minoxidil?’

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Can You Apply Scalp Oil if You Use Minoxidil?Name: Arshad

Question: Can you still apply scalp oil if you use minoxidil? If I can, do I apply the oil before or after?

Answer: Hi Arshad, you can indeed apply scalp oil if you are using minoxidil treatments for your hair loss.

All you need to do is apply the minoxidil first, making sure your scalp and hair are dry, then allow an hour – or longer if possible – for it to sink in to your skin. After this time it is fine for you to apply scalp oil. The absolute minimum minoxidil absorption time is 30 minutes so very occasionally it is ok to wait for this length of time before applying oil to the scalp but in general, it is best to stick to the one hour rule in order to ensure you are getting the maximum benefits from your treatment.

You don’t mention which formulation of minoxidil you use, however, these guidelines apply for all three – liquid, cream and foam.

If you would like more advice on using hair care and scalp care products whilst following a hair loss treatment course that includes recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil, you might want to take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions About Using Minoxidil page.

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5th October, 2017 at 12:12 pm


Hi Can I mix my 2% minoxidil with placenta ampules and bergamot essence? Or just with placenta maybe? Just to stretch it a bit. Thx

5th October, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Sybil, as you are not a Belgravia client we cannot provide you with medical advice regarding your treatment. We would caution you not to mix your medication with anything until you have spoken to your minoxidil provider.

10th June, 2018 at 2:53 pm

khansa zafar

hey can i use oil on daily basis while using minoxidil? my hairs are getting dry and brittle due to minoxidil

11th June, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Khansa, as long as you follow the guidelines above, this should be fine.

20th August, 2018 at 6:57 pm


I have a very oily scalp..in past few years my hairs getting falled..i had started using minoxidil solution..but still i am getting oily scalp within 6 hours of hair wash..my doubt is cos of too much oily scalp am i getting hair fall...will minoxidil work for me or not..

23rd August, 2018 at 9:50 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Vijay. Here is a full response to your query from one of our senior hair loss specialists.

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